THE SACRAMENT OF
Reconciliation, also known as confession is a powerful sacrament of healing, and allows God to pour out His mercy and love on the people of The Church. This sacrament
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WHAT IS FIRST RECONCILIATION?
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is sometimes referred to as Penance or Confession. It is through this sacrament that we bring children and their families to a fuller understanding of the love, compassion and forgiveness offered by God within a Christian community.
Children celebrate this sacrament for the first time in Year 3, and the Catholic church recommends people to come back to the sacrament every couple of months after that. Your child must be baptised to receive this sacrament.
REGISTRATION FOR FIRST RECONCILIATION 2023
How to Enrol:
Enrolment for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation 2023 will be made available on the QKR App (available on all smart phones)
Registration will finish on 23 February 2023. NO Late registrations will be accepted.
Please call or email the parish office if you have any questions regarding this sacrament. Phone: 62994611 or email at email@example.com
Parents and children will be required to attend a series of masses and formation sessions in preparation for this sacrament.
Details will be available to parents when they register.
It is imperative that parents and children commit to attending ALL these sessions.
If you child has other commitments for example, sport, dance or other, and you are unable to attend all sessions, please do not register them this year. You will be able to register them next year.
The Sacrament of First Reconciliation for Year 3 children will be celebrated in March 2023 in St Raphael's church.
Please call the Sacramental Officer at the parish office for further information. Thank you.
FIRST RECONCILIATION OFFERING
Like all the Catholic sacraments, the sacrament of reconciliation is a free gift from God. However, when the sacrament is being celebrated for the first time, there can be many hours of administration and preparation that is conducted by the local church. for this, St Gregory's asks for a small offering to cover these costs.
TURNING BACK TO THE FATHER
In the Bible, we read the story of The Prodigal Son.
At the end of the story the son decides to come back to the father after wasting his money and living a sinful life. The son believes he is no longer worthy to be called his father's son, but when the son comes back to the father he is welcomed with open arms.
The father explains that the son was lost, but now he is found.
Sin is a part of life, but reconciliation reminds us of the Father's love and mercy, and shows us we will always be welcomed back with open arms.